Chaplain Davis and Hood's Texas Brigade

Chaplain Davis and Hood's Texas Brigade

by Rev. Nicholas A. Davis, Dr. Donald E. Everett

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Presbyterian minister Nicholas A. Davis joined the Fourth Regiment of Texas Volunteers as chaplain in 1861. Soon after, the unit moved to Virginia, where they fought in the Seven Days Campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg. Rev. Davis wrote his memoir two years into battle, drawing upon keen observational skills and a diary he kept faithfully. He delves deeply into little known topics such as religion in the field, the duties of army chaplains, the appalling condition of wounded men, and war-time Richmond.

First published in 1863 and expanded by historian Donald E. Everett in 1962, this present volume has won acclaim from both scholars and history buffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789121179
Publisher: Papamoa Press
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

NICHOLAS A. DAVIS, JR. (January 14, 1825 - November 3, 1875) was a prominent Confederate politician and Confederate Army Officer. Born in Limestone County, Alabama, he was ordained a priest in the late 1840s. Prior to the Civil War, he served as a member of the Alabama State legislature in 1851 and as a delegate to Alabama secession convention in 1861. He was then elected to represent Alabama in the second through fifth sessions of the Confederate Provisional Congress, serving from 1861 to 1862. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, as well as the Lieutenant-Colonel of the 5th Alabama Battalion. He died in 1875, aged 50.

DONALD EDWARD EVERETT (December 10, 1920 - July 6, 2004) was a renowned U.S. historian.

Born in Auburn, Alabama, he received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. near London from 1942-1945. He received his M.A. and PhD. degrees from Tulane University where he was a Ford Fellow and joined the history department at Trinity University in 1953, serving as chairman for 12 years before he retired in 1991.

A pioneer in the study of free persons of color in the ante-bellum South, upon coming to San Antonio, he turned to local social history. Author or editor of seven books, his articles appeared numerous publications, including the Handbook of Texas, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and the Journal of Southern History and newspapers. He received a citation from the Texas Civil War Commission for editing the book Chaplain Davis and Hood’s Texas Brigade (1962), which became a collector’s item.

He was a founder of the Monte Vista Historical Association, where he served as president. He was also a past president of the San Antonio Historical Association.

Dr. Everett passed away in San Antonio, Texas in 2004, aged 83.

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